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    November 22, 2012
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this thanksgiving morning on "first look," secretary hillary clinton on her way home after working out a cease-fire in the middle east, will it hold? general petraeus's next moves. we have the details. we are here on ""first look" on nbc. happy thanksgiving. i'm veronica de la cruz. the skies over hamas are clear after a cease-fire went into effect hours ago. thousands of people poured into the streets to celebrate the cease-fire. nbc's martin fletcher joins us live with the details. martin, good morning to you.
>> hi, veronica. you said it right in your headlines, the question about the cease-fire, will it hold, that is indeed the question. it went into force at 9:00 in the evening last night. 15 hours later, so far so good. there's been no violations of it. there were a couple sirens in israel and they were false alarms. there were great celebrations in gaza, celebrations by the palestinians what they perceive as their victory over israel. in israel, no such scenes at all. there was no celebrations at all. here, there's a sense there's nothing much to celebrate. even the defense minister said he expects it to be honored but could be a short term cease-fire. the israeli army is beginning a drawdown of its israel armed
troops at the borders being slowly sent home over the next few days and waiting to see if the cease-fire does last. the schools have not yet resumed operation within the south. all schools within 25 kilometers of the gaza border last week have been closed and many children sent north to safety. they still haven't been opened, waiting again to see if the cease-fire really does hold. at the moment, this agreement, there's still a lot to be negotiated on, still a lot to be worked on. the only agreement is quiet for quiet the israelis have stopped attacking and israel has stopped attacking. will it stop assassinating palestinian leaders? will it release its hold and grip on boarder crossings to gaza, also to be negotiated in this same sense, the question is will israel stop -- will israel
stop its attacks on gaza. all waiting to be seen. meanwhile, peace for the time being. veronica. >> that is some good news. martin fletcher live for us this morning from tel aviv. thank you. susan rice speaks out for the first time since calling the attack on benghazi spontaneous. she said she relied solely on evidence from the intelligence community and she reacted to criticism from senator john mccain. >> have great respect for senator mccain and his service to our country. i always have and i always will. i do think some of the statements he's made about me have been unfounded but i look forward to having the opportunity at the appropriate time to discuss all of this with him. meanwhile, in new york city, thanksgiving is already under way. jay gray is with us along the parade route of the 86th annual
macy's thanksgiving day parade. all right, jay, what are you up to now? >> reporter: good morning. you can see the floats lined up behind me on 77. what you see first is hello kitty, one of the newest floats, along with papa smurf. the balloons are lined up. if we come back to street level, you can see the floats lined up as well. everybody is ready to get these things going. it's an exciting morning. part of these floats that will be in the parade this year, we have a float that honors and represents the first responders to hurricane sandy, an important part of the theme of this year's parade. they want to make sure everyone here watching remembers the tragedy a few weeks ago. and everyone will be wearing a lapel pin, part of those rememb remembering those lost in hurricane sandy and remembering there's still a lot
of work to be done here. a big part of that work is getting back to normal and what's more normal than this parade in new york. should be more than 3 million lining the streets and 50 million watching from home. >> you have great weather to go along with it. good news. >> reporter: yes. beautiful. >> thank you. last night on "the ed show," saying he wants obama-care included in talks on the fiscal cliff. he said the courts and american people have already spoken on that subject. >> with regard to the affordable care act, the supreme court, a conservative court at that, has already put its stamp of approval on it. we need to move on. boehner does not want to accept that. i think he is trying to send a message to the tea party he's got something here he wants to continue to fight over. we need to let this go. keep in mind, we voted on this repealing of the act some 37 times already. the american people clearly want
it intact. >> now for a look at the national weather, return to nbc meteorologist bill karins. good morning. you're cooking turkey today, right? happy thanksgiving. frs >> yes. my wife will put it in the oven this morning and i will probably get the responsibility for the results. >> dress it up? >> i'm sure if it's really good, she'll take credit. if not, fall on me. the way it goes at my house. good morning, everybody. hope you're off to a good start on thanksgiving morning. yesterday was a nightmare around chicago. flights were canceled. people were arriving five hours late. hopefully everyone has gotten to their destination after the fog lifted around noon yesterday. there's still foggy issues around there. it's not horrible. gray areas of concern around memphis and mississippi and ohio rivers and this little patch from detroit and toledo and ohio. detroit visibility slipped about a mile. be careful driving around the detroit area, overall much
much boat -- better throughout the midwest compared to yesterday. it was pea soup from st. louis to chicago. everyone on the eastern seaboard, enjoy this. this is one of the warmest days for a while. sunny, light breeze, very enjoyable, temperatures in the 30s and 40s up and down i-95. look at the surge of warm air. midwest, record highs. at 41 to start your morning. in minneapolis. you will get a big chill. the cold front comes on through. where's the cold air? up here in canada. it's been bottled up and been a while since it made a run at us. now, over the next couple of days, it will come to the south. this blue in the map tells us where the cold air is. on black friday, looks like the great lakes, if you're going out black friday shopping, very cold and sweeps to the new england area saturday and sunday. be prepared. after that, we have another shot the middle of next week.
it won't be brutally cold but will be chilly. forecast today looks great for macy's parade forecast looks great. as i mentioned, not many concerns across the country. enjoy a very beautiful thanksgiving. >> looking forward to that. thanks. did a crucial piece of evidence in the casey anthony murder trial get overlooked? and more on what former general david petraeus is planning to do next. you're watching "first look" on nbc. [ male announcer ] this december, remember -- you can stay in and share something... or you can get out there and actually share something.
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it. and she was acquitted in 2011. giving out sweet potatoes, carrots and other food to people in need in washington d.c. in other areas, president obama's daughters helped in the traditional pardon for the traditional white house thanksgiving turkey. after the election, he joked about life is all about second chances. and this november, i couldn't agree more. now, here's your first look at this morning, dish of scrambled politics. a wild scene at a city council meeting in newark, new jersey, audience members tried to rush the stage and people -- police used pepper spray to restore order. it broke out after mayor cory booker made an unprecedented appearance casting a deciding vote for a new council member. down at the jersey shore, we have all seen these incredible images of of a roller coaster washed away by superstorm sandy. but get this. the mayor of seaside heights
says he wants to keep the wreckage in place if it's stable enough that it would make, in his words, a great tourist attraction. former director of the cia, david petraeus is fighting off cabin fever after his downfall and considering offers of book deals and maybe even a spot on television. it is the first real hurdle for a republican presidential candidate. who wants to end the iowa straw poll? none other than iowa's republican governor, terry br branst branstad. he says it's outdated and nominated congresswoman michele bachmann. helena, montana newspaper has disciplined one of its editors after a story on president obama's trip to asia was altered. the word allegedly was added when referring to the president being born in hawaii. the newspaper calls it a poor attempt at humor never meant to be published.
finally, yesterday's white house turkey pardon, the president had a little fun with the guru who accurately predicted his re-election. >> the winners of the white house turkey pardon were chosen through a highly competitive online vote. once again, nate silver completely nailed it. the guy's amazing. >> that is your morning dish of scrambled politics. markets left on a high note before closing for today's holiday. closed at 12,836 after gaining 48 points. the s&p was up three and the nasdaq added nine. markets are trading overseas today. nikkei shot up 144 points while the hang seng climbed 218. hostess has made their last twinkies and loaves of wonder bread. the products dated back to the late 1800s has received permission from a bankruptcy
judge to sell off its brand putting more than 18,000 workers on the unemployment line on thanksgiving eve. lowe's handed out thanksgiving meals in new york to those impacted by hurricane sandy. >> and those inside and outside prote protested at a walmart in oakland, california. over 1,000 walmart stores were protested across the country due to labor disputes and the decision to open thanksgiving evening for early black friday shopping. many of the advertised door buster deals have been available at lower prices at other times of the year. more shopping caution comes from nationwide insurance which reports 13% of auto accidents takes place in parking lots. >> finally, if you're feeding a crowd today, check this out, this shopping cart might just come in handy. the 12 foot long nine foot tall four wheeler is built more like a race car, i guess you could
say, complete with a steering wheel, brake pedal and chevy small block 350 engine. nice. a new study out of sweden suggests teens and adults with attention deficit disorder are 4-7 times more likely than others to break the law and also found the use of adhd medication into adulthood might also help curb crime. to sports we start with two nba overtime games. first atlanta, hitting a long three-point er lifting the hawks over washington, 101-100 and next, russell westbrook had a fading jumper over chris paul. oklahoma city beat l.a. 117-111. now to college basketball, fourth ranked michigan made a second half come back at the nit semifinals. wolverines beat pittsburgh 67-62, to advance in the championship game. a big nfl thanksgiving
triple header today. come on, men, you know you're excited, starts with texans at the lions at 12:30 and washington redskins at dallas cowboysed a 4:25 p.m. eastern and patriots at the new york jets at 8:20 on nbc. just ahead, danica patrick's future takes a major turn. and william shatner gets auto-tuned in this deep fried turkey from state farm. it's a little bizarre. take a listen. ♪ i want a deep fried turkey, a moister tastier turkey ♪ ♪ blinded by my hunger i ignore ed safety ♪ ♪ spatula tasted science turn off the flame turn off the flame ♪ what have i done no look at this that is so stupid ♪ ♪ protect yourself and your
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good morning. welcome back. here is your first look at some news going around america now. folks in the midwest dealt with some of the buzz just travel conditions. not the white stuff. dense fog. delays in chicago and trains
came to a screeching halt due to electrical problems grounding thousands of holiday commuters. and coming to a stand still, traffic backed up on the 405, illuminating the roadway as far as the eye can see. in miami, carnival cruise lines celebrates the arrival of its newest ship, the breeze, by welcoming on board, check this out a 55 foot high, 1200 pound nylon turkey and they're providing 137,500 mediums for adults and children in southern florida. a pair of tv news anchors in maine dropped a bomb on viewers last night. >> finally tonight, this will be tony and my final show together here on abc 7. >> they hugged after surprising viewers and colleagues by quitting on the air, later citing frustration with their management.
and breezy point, new york, those affected by hurricane sandy were shown some holiday hospitality. new york governor andrew cuomo helped volunteers deliver more than 3,000 turkey dinners to those in need. in new york city, hundreds of first responders and red crosses workers were also served up a thanksgiving meal from the city's top chefs. a former model for the price is right just won the ultimate showcase. brandy cochran was awarded $8.5 million in a wrongful termination case against the producers. she worked for seven years and was fired when she tried to return to work after maternity leave. nascar driver, danica patrick, announced her divorce via facebook and received an astounding response. 5,700 likes and filled with comments of support and more than a few marriage proposals. you know, give or take a few, i'm sure. queen elizabeth made oscar
winner kate winslet a commander of the most excellent order of the british empire. that is the full title. commander of the most excellent. could we add a couple more excellents in there, bill? this is what she had to say about it. check this out. >> she asked me if i liked the job i do. i told her i loved it, not as much as i loved being a mother. she said, yes, that is then only job. i thought that was really really touching. >> that is what her majesty had to say. on "the tonight show" a little fun with a brand new game. >> i will show you a photo. i you have to guess whether it's the neck of an old geezer or, man, a turkey neck. ♪ [ yelling ] jay jay h how many say turkey. [ yelling ]. >> take a look!
>> we got it. there we go! >> last night on late night with jimmy fallon, we learned where mitt romney has been spending his time after the election. >> hey, guys, here's what people are talking about. yesterday, mitt romney was spotted at disneyland in california. romney even went on his favorite thrill ride, the monorail, that brings you in from the parking lot, for the third time today, i hope i don't throw up. ha-ha ha. he was there for the unveiling of that new attraction the hall of almost presidents. you could tell it was romney because he spent a lot of time with snow white but completely ignored snow black and snow latino. >> oh, my goodness. now, for another look at the weather, nbc meteorologist bill karins with the weather channel forecast. >> i didn't remember those dwarfs, did you? >> know. tell me more about it. i can't remember.
>> i do like the old geezer versus the turkey neck. that was very creative. >> did you guess right? >> i did not. come on. >> i was just looking the other way. >> you were looking. like the train wreck. you couldn't help it. >> tell us about the weather. how's that? >> good morning, everyone. if you're just joining us and getting ready to head out the door and going to your destination or maybe getting up early to prepare the food. weather concerns are non-existent today. a good thing, nice for kids to be outside in the afternoon and even for adults to be playing. very mild. a lot of people are heading to new york city this hour to get ready for the parade. i'm sure lines are already forming, about 3 million getting ready to line the streets. 43 degrees. you couldn't ask for a better forecast. all the balloons flying. no problems with the winds and a little chilly in philly. and hartford. it will warm up to the 50s. the nation's capital going to be in the mid to upper 50s.
this is about as a warm as it gets. we have cold air for this region of the country come saturday and keep that in mind for your weekend plans. late in the day, a cold front heads through chicago, kansas city, st. louis, down through missouri. you will have a chance of a few showers. it's not going to ruin your thanksgiving day. keep that in mind if you have afternoon outdoor plans. very warm in the middle of the country. you will be wearing shorts in dallas today, 80 degrees on thanksgiving day. looks like we will see very warm conditions in oklahoma and all the way through the midwest. the northwest finally dried you out after a brutal stretch of rainy weather. nice thanksgiving day for you. no problems in l.a. and phoenix. trying to take a look ahead to black friday shopping. any going out late tonight, i know a lot of people lining up, stores open at midnight, from the northern plains, today's warm, tonight, very cold. tomorrow, only in the 20s in areas of the dakotas and minnesota. veronica, bottom line, people in the northern plains in the
midwest, don't get caught off guard. if you're doing late night shopping, it will be frigid. enjoy and have fun. >> think quick. what was your favorite float from past macy's thanksgiving parade. >> i was waiting for santa. >> me, too. >> i'm veronica de la cruz. thank you for watching "first look" on nbc. happy thanksgiving and thanks for watching. [ man ] ring ring... progresso this reduced sodium soup says it may help lower cholesterol, how does it work? you just have to eat it as part of your heart healthy diet. step 1. eat the soup. all those veggies and beans, that's what may help lower your cholesterol and -- well that's easy [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. with his wife, danielle,
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